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  • New AEERS System Required for Calendar Year 2016 Emission Inventory  - 

    Air emission inventories for the 2016 calendar year are due June 30, 2017. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires that facilities complete the emission inventories using the Air Emission Electronic Reporting System »

  • State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions  - 

    On March 20, 2017, Alabama received final authorization from EPA to change to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, Alabama will require generators to maintain in their onsite records, »

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  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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  • NPRI Reports Due June 1, 2017  - 

    A friendly reminder that the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reports are due June 1, 2017 for Calendar Year 2016. The NPRI is Canada's publicly accessible inventory of containing information on disposal and other releases of over 300 »

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  • Air Dispersion Modeling in the Absence of Meteorological Data  - 

    Meteorological data is one of the critical items needed to execute an air dispersion modeling analysis; without this data, the air dispersion models will not run. Historically, Arizona agencies have allowed the use of either one (1) year of »

  • ADEQ Launches Stormwater Permitting in myDEQ  - 

    On June 1st 2017, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) transitioned to a paperless system for stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), construction general permit (CGP), and multi-sector general permit (MSGP) notice of intent »

  • ADEQ Developing New Minor New Source Review Guidance  - 

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is developing a new guidance document associated with the state's Minor New Source Review (mNSR) program to replace the current, publically available December 3, 2015 version of the »

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  • SCAQMD Proposed Amended Rule 1410  - 

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its third working ground meeting on June 15, 2017, for Proposed Rule 1410 – Hydrogen Fluoride Storage and Use at Petroleum Refineries. The proposed rule is a result of investigative »

  • SCAQMD Proposed Amended Rule 1180  - 

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held its second working group meeting on June 13, 2017, for Proposed Rule 1180 – Refinery Fenceline and Community Monitoring. The purpose of this rule is to require monitoring of air »

  • MDAQMD - Proposed Changes to Rule 1158 and Rule 1162  - 

    The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) is proposing significant modifications to Rule 1158 and Rule 1162. Rule 1158 (Electric Power Generating Facilities) is being amended to contain more restrictive NOx emission limits, »

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  • APEN Updated for Asphalt Paving Materials Plants  - 

    On June 9, the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division released an updated APEN form (APCD-225) for Asphalt Paving Materials Plants (APM), also known as Hot Mix Asphalt Plants. A full list of Specialty APENS is available here. To view the Asphalt »

  • New Memo Detailing Steps to Perform Flash Gas Liberation Analysis  - 

    Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (Division) recently released a permitting section memo (PS-Memo 17-01) detailing the general steps required to perform flash gas liberation analysis on pressurized liquid hydrocarbon (crude oil or condensate) »


    On May 22, 2017, the CDPHE released an updated Fugitive Component Leak Emissions APEN – Form APCD-203. This APEN is to be used for fugitive component leak emissions. Only minor updates have been made including: Format changed to Division’s new PDF »

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  • New National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit  - 

    The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (IGP) will be effective June 1, 2017. With the issuance of the new permit, eReporting is required for submittal of both the Notice of Intent (NOI) and compliance forms. »

  • New Georgia Toxics Guidelines  - 

    The EPD has updated their Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants ("the Guideline"). This latest revision is dated March 2017 and was uploaded to EPD's website on April 19, 2017. The last revisions to the Guideline were »

  • EPD Proposes to Revise the SIP Rules for Permit Requirements  - 

    The EPD is proposing to revise GRAQC Rule 391-3-1-.03(8)(c) by removing Paragraph 16, Additional Provisions for PM2.5 Non-Attainment Areas. This regulatory action is a result of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) being redesignated to »

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  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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  • Quarterly Air Quality Client Contact Call Highlights - May 25, 2017  - 

    IDNR discussed the budget, which included $1.3 million in cuts. Additional funding constraints are arising in light of the federal budget proposed cuts to U.S. EPA budget, not requiring fees for Title V modifications, additional staff time »

  • Request for Stakeholders  - 

    The IDNR is requesting for business representatives to participate as members of the 2017 Air Quality Program Funding Workgroup. The group will reexamine and provide feedback on current fees for air permitting, emission fees, and asbestos »

  • Title V Application Assistance  - 

    The IDNR has developed draft documents with the assistance of the Title V Business Workgroups after input from the 2016 Title V Lean Events. The documents address optional pre-meetings for hands-on assistance with Title V applications and also »

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  • Forecast on Kansas Air Regulatory Agenda  - 

    The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) is working on revisions to air regulations in order to:Update Class I operating permit application and emission fee requirements.Amend Class II operating permit application fees and emission »

  • Kansas Sets Minor Source Baseline Dates for PSD Increment Consumption  - 

    In February 2012, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) commenced a due diligence effort to properly document the effective minor source baseline dates. This labor intensive task included the review of 27 PSD permits issued by EPA to »

  • Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet  - 

    Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet to hang in your UW Storage Area? Enjoy a free checklist with illustrations to help your facility staff understand and comply with the UW requirements.Email Taylor Wilson from Trinity's Kansas City Office for your »

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  • Kentucky eForm Submission Changes  - 

    Kentucky's Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of revising its approach to eForm submissions.  This update will impact electronic submittal requirements for most air quality-related documents filed by Kentucky sources.  »

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  • New Proposed Rule in Maryland - NOx RACT  - 

    In the May 29, 2015 Maryland Register, the Maryland Secretary of the Environment proposed a new regulation under a new chapter, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.38 Control of NOx Emissions from Coal-Fired Electric Generating Units. On the »

  • MDE Discusses Potential Changes to Distributed Generation Regulations  - 

    On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a stakeholder meeting to discuss potential changes to Maryland's distributed generation regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 36 of the Code of Maryland »

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  • Michigan's Review of Interstate Transport of PM2.5  - 

    On January 23, 2017, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) published for public comment The State of Michigan's Analysis of Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS (PM2.5 Transport SIP).  The PM2.5 »

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  • Updated Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Manual Draft and Meteorological Data Available  - 

    On June 8, 2017, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published a draft version of the Air Quality Dispersion Modeling Practices Manual (the manual) for 2017-2018. This draft of the manual shows the MPCA's proposed redlined updates, and the »

  • Omnibus Air Rules Finalized  - 

    On December 27, 2016, updates to various sections of the Minnesota Air Rules (Minn. R.), collectively referred to as the Omnibus Air Rules, went into effect.  The adopted rules are available online here.  Overall, the adopted Omnibus Air Rules »

  • Industrial Noise and Community Impacts  - 

    Are you confident your facility is compliant with Minnesota's noise requirements?Does your facility have noises issues or concerns?Are you minimizing your risk of a future noise complaint?Below is some helpful information to point environmental »

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  • Nebraska DEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129  - 

    In early 2017 the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, which included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements and several revisions to incorporate »

  • NDEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129(3)  - 

    Earlier this year, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The proposed changes included revisions to NDEQ's procedural public notice requirements as well as a number »

  • NDEQ's 2017 Environmental Update Workshop  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) recently held their annual Environmental Update Workshops, where department leaders presented on recent changes within their department and associated regulatory and compliance updates. A »

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New Mexico

  • Changes to Universal Application Forms and Submittal Requirements  - 

    There have been several updates and changes to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Universal Application forms. The most recent being that NMED will require UA forms submitted after August 1, 2017 to be printed double-sided. See section 1-I »

  • Stakeholder Review Drafts Released  - 

    On May 30, 2017, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department (EHD) released Stakeholder Review Drafts of proposed rule amendments to provisions of 20.11.41 NMAC, Construction Permits, and a new regulation, 20.11.39 NMAC, Permit Waivers »


    The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board's (Air Board) next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14. The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm MDT in the Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers located on the Basement Level at 1 »

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New York

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North Dakota

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  • Changes to TSCA's Chemical Data Reporting CDR Requirements  - 

    Do you know if you are subject to the TSCA CDR rule? Reporting is now required if the reporting threshold (25,000 lb or 2,500 lb for subject chemicals) was met during any of the calendar years of 2012-2015.  In addition, if subject to the CDR »

  • Ohio EPA Requesting Stakeholder Input  - 

    The U.S. EPA issued its final regulatory action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that is requiring 36 states to remove provisions from their State Implementation Plans (SIPs) allowing exemptions from emission limitations during startup, shutdown and »

  • Boiler MACT Reporting Reminder - First Annual Compliance Report Due January 31, 2017 for Gas 1 Units  - 

    If you operate a Gas 1 boiler or process heater that is subject to annual tune-up requirements under 40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD (Boiler MACT), your first annual compliance report is due at the end of this month.  Pursuant to 40 CFR 63.7550(b), for »

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  • ODEQ Water Quality Division Issues 2017 OKR05 Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activity  - 

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has issued the final Multi-Sector General Permit (OKR05) for Stormwater Discharges from Industrial activities. There are some changes in the new permit that affect all facilities covered by the »

  • Final Revisions to Electronic Reporting in MATS  - 

    On April 6, EPA finalized revisions to electronic reporting in MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards), and corrected inadvertent errors. The final rule extends the interim period for power plants to submit hard copies of initial and subsequent »

  • New PBR for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities  - 

    The DEQ is proposing to create a new Permit by Rule (PBR) for gasoline dispensing facilities. The new PBR would cover the applicable requirements of NESHAP CCCCCC and, for sites that operate emergency engines, the applicable requirements of NSPS »

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  • Oregon Toxics Rulemaking Update and Risk Assessments  - 

    The Oregon toxics rulemaking process and program overhaul started in April 2016 and is expected to wrap up with final rules by early 2018. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) recently proposed a set of options known as the "proposed »

  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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South Dakota

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  • Redesignation of the Knoxville 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area to Attainment  - 

    On December 20, 2016, TDEC submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area to attainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 »

  • TDEC Show of the South  - 

    Wes Younger of Trinity's Atlanta office spoke on new air emission regulations for landfills at the Environmental Show of the South on May 18, 2017 in Chattanooga. The Show of the South, in its 46th year, included over 1,200 registrants and 163 »

  • Chemical Plant - Accidental Release Quantification  - 

    Trinity assisted a chemical plant in Tennessee with quantifying the amount of chemical released due to a ruptured gasket. The ruptured gasket cause a visible plume of the chemical released and resulted in partial filling of an associated containment »

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Washington, DC

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  • Recent Reporting Updates for ROP C Permit Holders  - 

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has recently made certain reporting requirements available to Type C Registration Operation (ROP C) permit holders (i.e., printers). Starting this year, ROP C permit holders can submit their air »

  • Coming Soon in Wisconsin  - 

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is undergoing various air dispersion modeling and permitting updates, such as:Processing new meteorological data for air dispersion modeling. This data will reflect a more recent five-year period »

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  • Updates to Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations  - 

    On January 3, 2017 the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced updates to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that became effective on December 20, 2017. The following sections have been updated:Chapter 2: Ambient »

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